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Near Prince George in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Cattle Raid

 
 
The Cattle Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. The Cattle Raid Marker
Inscription. Just to the north of the road here, at old Sycamore Church, Wade Hampton, coming from the south, attacked the Union cavalry guarding Grant's beef cattle, September 16, 1864. The Unionists were overpowered; Hampton, rounding up 2,500 beeves, succeeded in escaping with them across the Blackwater and into Lee's lines.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K 211.)
 
Location. 37° 14.034′ N, 77° 11.099′ W. Marker is near Prince George, Virginia, in Prince George County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Stage Road and Heritage Road, on the right when traveling east on Old Stage Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prince George VA 23875, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Powell's Creek (approx. 2.1 miles away); Flowerdew Hundred (approx. 2.1 miles away); Merchant's Hope Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Beefsteak Raid (approx. 3.5 miles away); Bailey's Creek (approx. 3.5 miles away); Jordan's Point (approx. 3.5 miles away); Evergreen (approx. 4.6 miles away); Richard Bland (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prince George.
 
Also see . . .
Old Stage Road & Heritage Road, Prince George, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. Old Stage Road & Heritage Road, Prince George, Va.
 Sons of Confederate Veterans, Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp No. 273. Wade Hampton and the Great Beefsteak Raid. (Submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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